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explorator 16.03                                     May 5, 2013

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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon,Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Jona Lendering, June Samaras, Magnus Fiskesjo, A Landreau,
Margaret L. Laird, Bob Heuman, Rochelle Altman, Richard Campbell,
Bob Heuman,Richard C. Griffiths,and Ross W. Sargent for headses
upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

Happy Easter to our Orthodox readers …

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Lucy’s returning home after her five-year sojourn in the US:

http://allafrica.com/stories/201305030071.html
http://www.thv11.com/news/article/263179/288/Lucy-fossil-returns-home-in-Ethiopia

The aquatic ape theory makes a comeback:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2316128/Early-human-ancestors-aquatic-apes-Living-water-helped-evolve-big-brains-walk-upright.html

An OpEd on Neanderthals:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/opinion/global/Who-Are-You-Calling-a-Neanderthal.html

More coverage of floresiensis:

http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropology/article01041.html
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AFRICA
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Pondering the success of the Kerma Kingdom:

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=9930

http://phys.org/news/2013-04-riddle-ancient-nile-kingdom-longevity.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Some Neolithic petroglyphs from Aydin (Turkey):

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-paintings-discovered-in-aydin.aspx?pageID=238&nID=46107&NewsCatID=375

Ongoing concerns for the pyramids at Dashur (we may have mentioned this one):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/28/pyramid-tomb-dahshur-egypt-archaeology

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/27/egyptians-seize-pyramid-sites-for-use-as-cemeteries/

Protesting against looting in Egypt:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/rally-looting-ancient-egyptian-necropolis-19068430

More on those Egyptian leather chariot bits:

http://alumnews.blogs.brynmawr.edu/2013/05/02/salima-ikram-uncovers-ancient-egyptian-leather/

http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/ancient-egypt-chariot-486726

The ‘Gabriel Stone’ is going on display:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=62304

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h0rE8MLCey-5CT3SNOeo-a5N4FDQ

http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=311728

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/i-am-gabriel-stone-goes-on-display-at-israel-museum.premium-1.518550

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/04/30/jerusalem-museum-unveils-ancient-hebrew-stone/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/2013/04/30/fd9e787c-b192-11e2-9fb1-62de9581c946_story.html

… and there might be a second ‘Gabriel Stone’:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/10034147/Second-Gabriel-Stone-may-exist-says-scholar.html

William Jessup was talking about Tell es-Safi/Gath (includes a video):

http://gath.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/lecture-on-safi-at-william-jessup-university-online/

The Naked Archaeologist accuses Yuval Goren of “caterpillaging” and “Bulldozer
Archaeology”:

http://www.simchajtv.com/bulldozer-archaeology/

… and he doesn’t accept Goren’s explanation:

http://www.simchajtv.com/goren-defends-bulldozer-archaeology/

Big bucks for some Achaemenid glass at Bonham’s:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=62352#.UYYxx0qnD8k

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2318350/2-500-year-old-kind-glass-bowl-ancient-Persian-Empire-sells-500-000–times-estimate.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

… while Egypt was suggesting there were some purloined antiquities there:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/70497/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypt-challenges-a-UK-auctioneer-over–stolen-anti.aspx

A 1300 years B.C./B.C.E burial chamber from Oman:

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/millennia-old-burial-chamber-found-in-oman-1.1175535

A 19th century Jewish cemetery from Izmir:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/construction-reveals-jewish-cemetery.aspx?pageID=238&nID=45936&NewsCatID=375

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2013/05/01/3125546/

A 300 year b.p. purloined Syriac manuscript was recovered in Turkey’s Van
province:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/priceless-300-year-old-religious-manuscript-in-syriac-discovered-in-eastern-province.aspx?pageID=238&nID=45874&NewsCatID=375

The Turkish Prime Minister is complaining (again) that archaeology is getting in the way of construction:

http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/erdogan-039-s-quot-pots-and-pans-quot-blocking-progress-or-making-history-/archeology-artefacts-turkey-neolithic-prints/c3s11628/#.UYY6OUqnD8l

More coverage of Heracleion:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/ancient-sunken-egyptian-city-reveals-1-200-old-201729650.html

http://www.perthnow.com.au/technology/ancient-underwater-city-revealed/story-fnhod58u-1226633499568

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7JQeLfFzhQ

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/29/heracleion-photos-lost-egyptian-city_n_3178208.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2316147/Heracleion-3D-map-raises-real-life-Atlantis-deep.html

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10880304

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/archaeology/10022628/Lost-city-of-Heracleion-gives-up-its-secrets.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A 1700 years b.p. Roman cemetery from Leicester:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-22404032

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/ancient-roman-cemetery-discovered-130503.htm

http://www.latintimes.com/articles/3528/20130503/ancient-roman-cemetery-discovered-beneath-parking-lot-leicester-england.htm

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/03/18037962-ancient-roman-cemetery-unearthed-remains-of-13-found?lite

http://www.livescience.com/29294-ancient-roman-cemetery-discovered.html

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130503094130.htm

Moles have dug up some Roman artifacts at Epiacum Roman Fort:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-22363936

Evidence is emerging for Caesar being in Germany:

http://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/cms/karwansaray/home/staff/readmore-general/8-ancient-warfare/ancient-warfare-blog/194-caesar-in-germania.html

A nice late Roman coin hoard from Norfolk:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-22346772

Fears over tree planting near Castleshaw’s Roman Fort:

http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/80032/trees-row-takes-root-at-roman-site

Thessaloniki’s ‘Pompeii’ has been saved from relocation (we may

have had this already):

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jxdHCxtj8YiW8wojCOf1BU3vD7Hw?docId=CNG.dee249b2ecaee64df05f75980ec7a02b.6b1

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=62287#.UYY-s0qnD8k

What David Soren is up to:

http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2013/05/ua-professor-forever-a-performer

Interview with Candida Moss about her lack-of-martyrdom tome:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/notre-dame-professor-tackles-myth-christian-martyrdom-151620492.html

Pondering the changing perceptions of the ancient world:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/arts/04iht-melikian04.html?pagewanted=all

A Macedonian antiquities smuggling ring is broken up:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/macedonian-police-arrest-17-for-suspected-membership-of-antiquities-looting-gang/2013/05/01/83c6b6d4-b26b-11e2-9fb1-62de9581c946_story.html

Funding for the Vindolanda Trust:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-22410641

Bob Kaster has been inducted to the AAAS:

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2013/04/30/33463/

Interesting feature on Athens’ National Archaeological Museum during WWII:

http://www.lifo.gr/mag/features/3728

OpEd on why people should know Plutarch:

http://www.portlanddailysun.me/index.php/opinion/columns/9254-why-plutarch-matters

Reviving Roman Pantomime:

http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20130502/ENT/305020013/Binghamton-U-student-revives-lost-art-ancient-Roman-pantomime

Latest CSA newsletter:

http://csanet.org/newsletter/#spring13

Audio of the Ovationes and presidential address from the latest CAMWS meeting:

http://www.camws.org/News/index.php

Review of Aldo Schiavone’s *Spartacus*:

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/may/09/pinning-down-spartacus/

More on the Qatar nude statue kerfuffle:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/30/180081353/qatar-covers-nude-statues-greeks-take-them-back

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/10024654/Naked-Olympians-The-Greeks-are-right-to-stop-Qatari-cover-up.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/qatar-returns-statues-to-greece-after-row-over-nudity-8594642.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/28/qatar-returns-statues-greece-nudity
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Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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200 years b.p. remains of a British soldier from a beach in the Netherlands:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22340193

Archaeologists are going to be poking around some Derbyshire gardens:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-22407674

Rethinking the purpose of those Viking sun-compasses:

http://phys.org/news/2013-04-errors-viking-sun-compass-hint.html

Carbon tests for a skeleton in the hopes it will confirm it belonged to someone

in the Battle of Lewes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-22357869

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/10386263.Ancient_Sussex_bones_may_be_warrior/

More digging is planned at that Richard III site:

http://phys.org/news/2013-04-archaeologists-richard-iii-site.html

… while his reconstructed head is going on tour:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-22322756

Feature on cannibalism in Europe:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Europes-Hypocritical-History-of-Cannibalism-204752351.html

Some bronze axes from the Vale of Glamorgan have been declared treasure:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-22397280

Big bucks for a gold Iron Age bracelet at auction:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2318473/3-000-year-old-Iron-age-solid-gold-bracelet-sells-500-000-auction.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Plans to build a full-size replica of the Mayflower:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22358276

A major Viking exhibition (including a ship!) is coming to the British Museum:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/british-museum-to-display-largest-viking-ship-ever-discovered-following-135m-building-revamp-8595275.html

Oldest evidence of atmospheric pollution in Europe:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130430092325.htm

The lengthy process of preserving the Mary Rose continues:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-22337881

Where Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote (maybe):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-22311399

Vague item on plenty of finds from various periods made during dam construction in Portugal:

http://theportugalnews.com/news/dam-digs-archeological-finds-dating-millions-of-years/28260

Trying to keep the ‘later found’ bits associated with the Staffordshire Hoard with the
rest:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-22359844

More on early use of fertilizer in Sweden:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2316570/How-mans-green-fingered-First-fertilisers-5-000-year-old-gardens.html?ico=sciencetech%5Eheadlines

Review of Grehan and Mace, *The Battle of Hastings 1066*:

http://www.historytoday.com/blog/2013/05/battle-hastings-uncomfortable-truth

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Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Research suggests agriculture in China is some 12 000 years older (!) than previously

thought:

http://phys.org/news/2013-05-agriculture-china-years.html

A pile of burials dating to 5000 – 6000 years b.p. in Northern Vietnam:

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20130105-24317.html

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2013/140-ancient-burials-unearthed-in-northern-vietnam

The Indus Civilization might not have been so peaceful after all:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130425-indus-civilization-discoveries-harappa-archaeology-science/

The Met is returning some sculptures to Cambodia:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=62353#.UYZSbUqnD8k

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/arts/design/the-met-to-return-statues-to-cambodia.html

Some bronze heads looted from a Beijing palace in 1860 are being returned:

http://weibo.blog.lemonde.fr/2013/04/28/la-france-rend-a-la-chine-deux-bronzes-pilles-en-1860/

http://www.upiasia.com/Top-News/2013/04/29/Bronze-heads-looted-from-Beijing-palace-to-be-returned/UPI-81181367256687/

More on deliberate migration to Australia:

http://www.nature.com/news/first-australians-may-have-been-migrants-rather-than-drifters-1.12865
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East Asian Archaeology:

http://eastasiablog.wordpress.com/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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As might be expected, news of possible cannibalism at Jamestown dominated the

archaeological news this week:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Starving-Settlers-in-Jamestown-Colony-Resorted-to-Eating-A-Child-205472161.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22362831

http://phys.org/news/2013-05-scholars-cannibalism-jamestown-settlement.html

http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/smithsonian-and-preservation-virginia-reveal-startling-survival-story-historic-jamestown

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/01/smithsonian-new-evidence-shows-jamestown-colonists-ate-14-year-old-girls-brains/  (headline!)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/skeleton-of-teenage-girl-confirms-cannibalism-at-jamestown-colony/2013/05/01/5af5b474-b1dc-11e2-9a98-4be1688d7d84_story_1.html

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23481-scarred-skull-reveals-cannibalism-at-jamestown-colony.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/opinion/consuming-colonists.html

More Tequesta people remains from along the Miami River:

http://wlrn.org/post/more-evidence-tequesta-civilization-unearthed-near-miami-river

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/30/3373505/archaeological-dig-on-miami-river.html

Archaeologists have located the site of Carr’s Fort in Georgia:

http://www.thecoastalsource.com/2013/04/30/archaeologists-discover-revolutionary-war-fort/

Logging equipment damages a site in California:

http://phys.org/news/2013-05-halted-archaeological-site.html

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/02/5388345/forestry-protections-increased.html

Concerns for shipwrecks off Nova Scotia:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/nova-scotia-shipwrecks-swallowed-by-sea-ignored-by-government/article11717862/

Interesting research into Stonewall Jackson’s moonlit death:

http://phys.org/news/2013-04-celestial-sleuths-moon-death-stonewall.html

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0502/How-astronomy-solved-a-Civil-War-mystery

http://news.discovery.com/history/us-history/stonewall-jackson-death-mystery-130502.htm

Some interesting letters from Bradford:

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/04/28/living/century-old-letters-written-in-bradford-feature-lots-of-names/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Studying petroglyphs in northern Argentina:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=62162#.UYZbokqnD8k

A bunch of mysterious orbs beneath a pyramid at Teotihuacan (an offshoot

of last week’s coverage):

http://gizmodo.com/archaeologists-uncover-hundreds-of-mysterious-orbs-in-a-486026749

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2318151/Mystery-glowing-orbs-discovered-Temple-Feathered-Serpent-Mexico.html

More on the origins of the Maya:

http://scienceblog.com/62643/archaeologists-unearth-new-information-on-origins-of-maya-civilization/

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21829156.000-earliest-mayan-monuments-unearthed-in-guatemala.html

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Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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On the history of smoking:

http://www.historytoday.com/stephen-coleman/background-smoking-growth-social-habit

Pondering/dismissing the Toba supervolcano-near-human-extinction theory:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22355515

Another feature on the Vatican Library’s digitization project:

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/05/02/digitizing_history_82000manuscript_collection_vatican_library_goes_online.html

Possibly the earliest European depiction of Native Americans turns up in a Vatican fresco:

http://news.yahoo.com/native-americans-hid-vatican-more-500-years-190637615.html

Assorted ancient sites from satellite photos:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2317119/Machu-Picchu-Stonehenge-Worlds-incredible-ancient-ruins-seen-space.html

On how humans have affected the earth:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23460-humans-indelible-stamp-on-earth-clear-5000-years-ago.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|online-news

On coffee and history:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/24/178625554/how-coffee-influenced-the-course-of-history?sc=17&f=

Turkey and Gemany are arguing over antiquities:

http://www.dw.de/archaeology-strains-german-turkish-relations/a-16772755

Interesting online exhibit … Lowell Thomas and WWI in Palestine:

http://library.marist.edu/archives/LTtravelogues

Feature on Franck Goddio:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2070493/Marine-Indiana-Jones-Frank-Goddio-started-life-as-financial-advisor.html

A manuscript which once belonged to Montaigne:

http://phys.org/news/2013-05-manuscript-discovery-montaignes-library.html

More on recordings of Alexander Graham Bell:

http://phys.org/news/2013-04-alexander-graham-bell-voice-scientists.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Fortress Tzuba:

http://www.haaretz.com/travel-in-israel/beyond-masada/beyond-masada-a-short-climb-up-to-fortress-tzuba.premium-1.518203

Hadrianic Athens:

http://www.oyetimes.com/lifestyle/travel/41348-greece-hadrian-s-athens
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CRIME BEAT
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Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest issue of the e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n17.html

… and the one which will appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n18.html

The outcome of that fake dekadrachm dispute:

http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/04/23/56949.htm
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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Last Days of Pompeii:

http://enjoy.ohio.com/art-review-the-last-days-of-pompeii-at-cleveland-museum-of-art-1.393181

Echoes of Egypt:

http://www.theday.com/article/20130505/ENT16/305059990/1044

Samurai:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/arts/design/samurai-at-the-museum-of-fine-arts-boston.html?ref=design

Discovering Medicine in the Golden Age of Islam:

http://phys.org/news/2013-05-debt-islam-medics-amazing.html

The lowest museum on earth is in the Jordan Valley:

http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/04/jordan-valley-boasts-the-lowest-museum-on-earth/

Feature on art collecting:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/30/arts/artsspecial/As-Money-Props-Up-Art-World-Prospects-Are-Mixed.html?ref=arts

Feature on the AADLA Spring Show:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/arts/design/art-and-antique-dealers-league-of-america-spring-show-nyc.html?ref=design

Assorted arts items of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/arts/design/rooms-with-a-view-of-british-history.html?ref=design

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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Lohengrin:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/02/arts/02iht-loomis02.html

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http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

… and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal

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OBITUARIES
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Kathryn Bosher:

http://dailynorthwestern.com/2013/04/29/campus/memorial-service-commemorates-classics-professor-kathryn-bosher-enthusiasm-research-teaching/

Helen Jacquet-Gordon:

http://oihistory.blogspot.ca/2013/04/helen-jacquet-gordon-7-february-1918-26.html

Henry Hope Reed:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/arts/design/henry-hope-reed-architecture-historian-dies-at-97.html?ref=design
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130428.mp3

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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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Frontiers of the European Iron Age (September 20-22):

http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/iron_age/2013/index.html

PaleoAmerican Odyssey (October 17-19):

http://www.paleoamericanodyssey.com/
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Lucy’s returning home after her five-year sojourn in the US:

http://allafrica.com/stories/201305030071.html

http://www.thv11.com/news/article/263179/288/Lucy-fossil-returns-home-in-Ethiopia

The aquatic ape theory makes a comeback:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2316128/Early-human-ancestors-aquatic-apes-Living-water-helped-evolve-big-brains-walk-upright.html

An OpEd on Neanderthals:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/opinion/global/Who-Are-You-Calling-a-Neanderthal.html

More coverage of floresiensis:

http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropology/article01041.html

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AFRICA
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Pondering the success of the Kerma Kingdom:

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=9930

http://phys.org/news/2013-04-riddle-ancient-nile-kingdom-longevity.html

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Some Neolithic petroglyphs from Aydin (Turkey):

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-paintings-discovered-in-aydin.aspx?pageID=238&nID=46107&NewsCatID=375

Ongoing concerns for the pyramids at Dashur (we may have mentioned this one):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/28/pyramid-tomb-dahshur-egypt-archaeology

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/27/egyptians-seize-pyramid-sites-for-use-as-cemeteries/

Protesting against looting in Egypt:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/rally-looting-ancient-egyptian-necropolis-19068430

More on those Egyptian leather chariot bits:

http://alumnews.blogs.brynmawr.edu/2013/05/02/salima-ikram-uncovers-ancient-egyptian-leather/

http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/ancient-egypt-chariot-486726

The ‘Gabriel Stone’ is going on display:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=62304

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h0rE8MLCey-5CT3SNOeo-a5N4FDQ

http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=311728

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/i-am-gabriel-stone-goes-on-display-at-israel-museum.premium-1.518550

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/04/30/jerusalem-museum-unveils-ancient-hebrew-stone/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/2013/04/30/fd9e787c-b192-11e2-9fb1-62de9581c946_story.html

… and there might be a second ‘Gabriel Stone’:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/10034147/Second-Gabriel-Stone-may-exist-says-scholar.html

William Jessup was talking about Tell es-Safi/Gath (includes a video):

http://gath.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/lecture-on-safi-at-william-jessup-university-online/

The Naked Archaeologist accuses Yuval Goren of “caterpillaging” and “Bulldozer
Archaeology”:

http://www.simchajtv.com/bulldozer-archaeology/

… and he doesn’t accept Goren’s explanation:

http://www.simchajtv.com/goren-defends-bulldozer-archaeology/

Big bucks for some Achaemenid glass at Bonham’s:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=62352#.UYYxx0qnD8k

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2318350/2-500-year-old-kind-glass-bowl-ancient-Persian-Empire-sells-500-000–times-estimate.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

… while Egypt was suggesting there were some purloined antiquities there:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/70497/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypt-challenges-a-UK-auctioneer-over–stolen-anti.aspx

A 1300 years B.C./B.C.E burial chamber from Oman:

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/millennia-old-burial-chamber-found-in-oman-1.1175535

A 19th century Jewish cemetery from Izmir:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/construction-reveals-jewish-cemetery.aspx?pageID=238&nID=45936&NewsCatID=375

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2013/05/01/3125546/

A 300 year b.p. purloined Syriac manuscript was recovered in Turkey’s Van
province:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/priceless-300-year-old-religious-manuscript-in-syriac-discovered-in-eastern-province.aspx?pageID=238&nID=45874&NewsCatID=375

The Turkish Prime Minister is complaining (again) that archaeology is getting in the way of construction:

http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/erdogan-039-s-quot-pots-and-pans-quot-blocking-progress-or-making-history-/archeology-artefacts-turkey-neolithic-prints/c3s11628/#.UYY6OUqnD8l

More coverage of Heracleion:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/ancient-sunken-egyptian-city-reveals-1-200-old-201729650.html

http://www.perthnow.com.au/technology/ancient-underwater-city-revealed/story-fnhod58u-1226633499568

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/29/heracleion-photos-lost-egyptian-city_n_3178208.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2316147/Heracleion-3D-map-raises-real-life-Atlantis-deep.html

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10880304

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/archaeology/10022628/Lost-city-of-Heracleion-gives-up-its-secrets.html

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A 1700 years b.p. Roman cemetery from Leicester:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-22404032

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/ancient-roman-cemetery-discovered-130503.htm

http://www.latintimes.com/articles/3528/20130503/ancient-roman-cemetery-discovered-beneath-parking-lot-leicester-england.htm

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/03/18037962-ancient-roman-cemetery-unearthed-remains-of-13-found?lite

http://www.livescience.com/29294-ancient-roman-cemetery-discovered.html

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130503094130.htm

Moles have dug up some Roman artifacts at Epiacum Roman Fort:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-22363936

Evidence is emerging for Caesar being in Germany:

http://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/cms/karwansaray/home/staff/readmore-general/8-ancient-warfare/ancient-warfare-blog/194-caesar-in-germania.html

A nice late Roman coin hoard from Norfolk:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-22346772

Fears over tree planting near Castleshaw’s Roman Fort:

http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/80032/trees-row-takes-root-at-roman-site

Thessaloniki’s ‘Pompeii’ has been saved from relocation (we may

have had this already):

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jxdHCxtj8YiW8wojCOf1BU3vD7Hw?docId=CNG.dee249b2ecaee64df05f75980ec7a02b.6b1

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=62287#.UYY-s0qnD8k

What David Soren is up to:

http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2013/05/ua-professor-forever-a-performer

Interview with Candida Moss about her lack-of-martyrdom tome:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/notre-dame-professor-tackles-myth-christian-martyrdom-151620492.html

Pondering the changing perceptions of the ancient world:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/arts/04iht-melikian04.html?pagewanted=all

A Macedonian antiquities smuggling ring is broken up:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/macedonian-police-arrest-17-for-suspected-membership-of-antiquities-looting-gang/2013/05/01/83c6b6d4-b26b-11e2-9fb1-62de9581c946_story.html

Funding for the Vindolanda Trust:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-22410641

Bob Kaster has been inducted to the AAAS:

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2013/04/30/33463/

Interesting feature on Athens’ National Archaeological Museum during WWII:

http://www.lifo.gr/mag/features/3728

OpEd on why people should know Plutarch:

http://www.portlanddailysun.me/index.php/opinion/columns/9254-why-plutarch-matters

Reviving Roman Pantomime:

http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20130502/ENT/305020013/Binghamton-U-student-revives-lost-art-ancient-Roman-pantomime

Latest CSA newsletter:

http://csanet.org/newsletter/#spring13

Audio of the Ovationes and presidential address from the latest CAMWS meeting:

http://www.camws.org/News/index.php

Review of Aldo Schiavone’s *Spartacus*:

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/may/09/pinning-down-spartacus/

More on the Qatar nude statue kerfuffle:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/30/180081353/qatar-covers-nude-statues-greeks-take-them-back

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/10024654/Naked-Olympians-The-Greeks-are-right-to-stop-Qatari-cover-up.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/qatar-returns-statues-to-greece-after-row-over-nudity-8594642.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/28/qatar-returns-statues-greece-nudity

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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200 years b.p. remains of a British soldier from a beach in the Netherlands:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22340193

Archaeologists are going to be poking around some Derbyshire gardens:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-22407674

Rethinking the purpose of those Viking sun-compasses:

http://phys.org/news/2013-04-errors-viking-sun-compass-hint.html

Carbon tests for a skeleton in the hopes it will confirm it belonged to someone

in the Battle of Lewes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-22357869

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/10386263.Ancient_Sussex_bones_may_be_warrior/

More digging is planned at that Richard III site:

http://phys.org/news/2013-04-archaeologists-richard-iii-site.html

… while his reconstructed head is going on tour:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-22322756

Feature on cannibalism in Europe:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Europes-Hypocritical-History-of-Cannibalism-204752351.html

Some bronze axes from the Vale of Glamorgan have been declared treasure:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-22397280

Big bucks for a gold Iron Age bracelet at auction:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2318473/3-000-year-old-Iron-age-solid-gold-bracelet-sells-500-000-auction.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Plans to build a full-size replica of the Mayflower:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22358276

A major Viking exhibition (including a ship!) is coming to the British Museum:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/british-museum-to-display-largest-viking-ship-ever-discovered-following-135m-building-revamp-8595275.html

Oldest evidence of atmospheric pollution in Europe:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130430092325.htm

The lengthy process of preserving the Mary Rose continues:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-22337881

Where Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote (maybe):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-22311399

Vague item on plenty of finds from various periods made during dam construction in Portugal:

http://theportugalnews.com/news/dam-digs-archeological-finds-dating-millions-of-years/28260

Trying to keep the ‘later found’ bits associated with the Staffordshire Hoard with the
rest:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-22359844

More on early use of fertilizer in Sweden:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2316570/How-mans-green-fingered-First-fertilisers-5-000-year-old-gardens.html?ico=sciencetech%5Eheadlines

Review of Grehan and Mace, *The Battle of Hastings 1066*:

http://www.historytoday.com/blog/2013/05/battle-hastings-uncomfortable-truth

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http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Research suggests agriculture in China is some 12 000 years older (!) than previously

thought:

http://phys.org/news/2013-05-agriculture-china-years.html

A pile of burials dating to 5000 – 6000 years b.p. in Northern Vietnam:

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20130105-24317.html

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2013/140-ancient-burials-unearthed-in-northern-vietnam

The Indus Civilization might not have been so peaceful after all:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130425-indus-civilization-discoveries-harappa-archaeology-science/

The Met is returning some sculptures to Cambodia:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=62353#.UYZSbUqnD8k

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/arts/design/the-met-to-return-statues-to-cambodia.html

Some bronze heads looted from a Beijing palace in 1860 are being returned:

http://weibo.blog.lemonde.fr/2013/04/28/la-france-rend-a-la-chine-deux-bronzes-pilles-en-1860/

http://www.upiasia.com/Top-News/2013/04/29/Bronze-heads-looted-from-Beijing-palace-to-be-returned/UPI-81181367256687/

More on deliberate migration to Australia:

http://www.nature.com/news/first-australians-may-have-been-migrants-rather-than-drifters-1.12865

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East Asian Archaeology:

http://eastasiablog.wordpress.com/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm

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NORTH AMERICA
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As might be expected, news of possible cannibalism at Jamestown dominated the

archaeological news this week:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Starving-Settlers-in-Jamestown-Colony-Resorted-to-Eating-A-Child-205472161.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22362831

http://phys.org/news/2013-05-scholars-cannibalism-jamestown-settlement.html

http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/smithsonian-and-preservation-virginia-reveal-startling-survival-story-historic-jamestown

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/01/smithsonian-new-evidence-shows-jamestown-colonists-ate-14-year-old-girls-brains/  (headline!)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/skeleton-of-teenage-girl-confirms-cannibalism-at-jamestown-colony/2013/05/01/5af5b474-b1dc-11e2-9a98-4be1688d7d84_story_1.html

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23481-scarred-skull-reveals-cannibalism-at-jamestown-colony.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/opinion/consuming-colonists.html

More Tequesta people remains from along the Miami River:

http://wlrn.org/post/more-evidence-tequesta-civilization-unearthed-near-miami-river

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/30/3373505/archaeological-dig-on-miami-river.html

Archaeologists have located the site of Carr’s Fort in Georgia:

http://www.thecoastalsource.com/2013/04/30/archaeologists-discover-revolutionary-war-fort/

Logging equipment damages a site in California:

http://phys.org/news/2013-05-halted-archaeological-site.html

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/02/5388345/forestry-protections-increased.html

Concerns for shipwrecks off Nova Scotia:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/nova-scotia-shipwrecks-swallowed-by-sea-ignored-by-government/article11717862/

Interesting research into Stonewall Jackson’s moonlit death:

http://phys.org/news/2013-04-celestial-sleuths-moon-death-stonewall.html

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0502/How-astronomy-solved-a-Civil-War-mystery

http://news.discovery.com/history/us-history/stonewall-jackson-death-mystery-130502.htm

Some interesting letters from Bradford:

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/04/28/living/century-old-letters-written-in-bradford-feature-lots-of-names/

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Studying petroglyphs in northern Argentina:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=62162#.UYZbokqnD8k

A bunch of mysterious orbs beneath a pyramid at Teotihuacan (an offshoot

of last week’s coverage):

http://gizmodo.com/archaeologists-uncover-hundreds-of-mysterious-orbs-in-a-486026749

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2318151/Mystery-glowing-orbs-discovered-Temple-Feathered-Serpent-Mexico.html

More on the origins of the Maya:

http://scienceblog.com/62643/archaeologists-unearth-new-information-on-origins-of-maya-civilization/

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21829156.000-earliest-mayan-monuments-unearthed-in-guatemala.html

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Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/

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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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On the history of smoking:

http://www.historytoday.com/stephen-coleman/background-smoking-growth-social-habit

Pondering/dismissing the Toba supervolcano-near-human-extinction theory:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22355515

Another feature on the Vatican Library’s digitization project:

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/05/02/digitizing_history_82000manuscript_collection_vatican_library_goes_online.html

Possibly the earliest European depiction of Native Americans turns up in a Vatican fresco:

http://news.yahoo.com/native-americans-hid-vatican-more-500-years-190637615.html

Assorted ancient sites from satellite photos:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2317119/Machu-Picchu-Stonehenge-Worlds-incredible-ancient-ruins-seen-space.html

On how humans have affected the earth:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23460-humans-indelible-stamp-on-earth-clear-5000-years-ago.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|online-news

On coffee and history:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/24/178625554/how-coffee-influenced-the-course-of-history?sc=17&f=

Turkey and Gemany are arguing over antiquities:

http://www.dw.de/archaeology-strains-german-turkish-relations/a-16772755

Interesting online exhibit … Lowell Thomas and WWI in Palestine:

http://library.marist.edu/archives/LTtravelogues

Feature on Franck Goddio:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2070493/Marine-Indiana-Jones-Frank-Goddio-started-life-as-financial-advisor.html

A manuscript which once belonged to Montaigne:

http://phys.org/news/2013-05-manuscript-discovery-montaignes-library.html

More on recordings of Alexander Graham Bell:

http://phys.org/news/2013-04-alexander-graham-bell-voice-scientists.html

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Fortress Tzuba:

http://www.haaretz.com/travel-in-israel/beyond-masada/beyond-masada-a-short-climb-up-to-fortress-tzuba.premium-1.518203

Hadrianic Athens:

http://www.oyetimes.com/lifestyle/travel/41348-greece-hadrian-s-athens

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CRIME BEAT
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Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest issue of the e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n17.html

… and the one which will appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n18.html

The outcome of that fake dekadrachm dispute:

http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/04/23/56949.htm

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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Last Days of Pompeii:

http://enjoy.ohio.com/art-review-the-last-days-of-pompeii-at-cleveland-museum-of-art-1.393181

Echoes of Egypt:

http://www.theday.com/article/20130505/ENT16/305059990/1044

Samurai:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/arts/design/samurai-at-the-museum-of-fine-arts-boston.html?ref=design

Discovering Medicine in the Golden Age of Islam:

http://phys.org/news/2013-05-debt-islam-medics-amazing.html

The lowest museum on earth is in the Jordan Valley:

http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/04/jordan-valley-boasts-the-lowest-museum-on-earth/

Feature on art collecting:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/30/arts/artsspecial/As-Money-Props-Up-Art-World-Prospects-Are-Mixed.html?ref=arts

Feature on the AADLA Spring Show:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/arts/design/art-and-antique-dealers-league-of-america-spring-show-nyc.html?ref=design

Assorted arts items of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/arts/design/rooms-with-a-view-of-british-history.html?ref=design

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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Lohengrin:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/02/arts/02iht-loomis02.html

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Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

… and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal

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OBITUARIES
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Kathryn Bosher:

http://dailynorthwestern.com/2013/04/29/campus/memorial-service-commemorates-classics-professor-kathryn-bosher-enthusiasm-research-teaching/

Helen Jacquet-Gordon:

http://oihistory.blogspot.ca/2013/04/helen-jacquet-gordon-7-february-1918-26.html

Henry Hope Reed:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/arts/design/henry-hope-reed-architecture-historian-dies-at-97.html?ref=design

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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Frontiers of the European Iron Age (September 20-22):

http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/iron_age/2013/index.html

PaleoAmerican Odyssey (October 17-19):

http://www.paleoamericanodyssey.com/

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/

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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

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